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icon publication Posting Date: 25 September 2015
New book by Dr. Igor Chabrowski


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We are delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Dr. Igor Chabrowski titled
Singing on the River: Sichuan Boatmen and Their Work Songs, 1880s - 1930s (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2015). Please click here for further information.

icon announcement Posting Date: 25 September 2015
The Centre inks exchange programme agreement with National Taiwan University


The Centre has signed a new exchange agreement with National Taiwan University (NTU). Starting from February 2016, the first cohort of Contemporary China Studies major undergraduates will study an intensive programme of Mandarin Chinese language courses and/or subject courses taught in Mandarin Chinese at NTU. This new programme complements the highly successful term-long study programme at Peking University launched last year, which will again see more than twenty CCS majors studying in Beijing this spring.

Please visit our BA/BSSc in Contemporary China Studies programme page to learn more about our undergraduate study abroad opportunities.

icon announcement Posting Date: 22 September 2015
The Centre welcomes five new part-time faculty


The Centre welcomes five new part-time faculty teaching courses this term: Professor Michel Bonnin, a historian specializing in Mao era and recent Chinese history, Professor Wang Danning, an anthropologist concentrating on family, gender, and urban issues, Dr. Leta Hong Fincher, a sociologist specializing in gender issues, Dr. Brandon King, an expert in ancient Chinese history and philosophy, and Dr. Laura Pozzi, a historian of modern Chinese visual culture.

icon announcement Posting Date: 21 September 2015
The Centre welcomes new visiting scholar and two post-doctoral fellows


This term the Centre welcomes the newest Chinese Studies as a Major Area grant-funded visiting scholar, Professor Ma Jun of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. A historian of modern China specialising in Republican era Shanghai social and cultural history, Professor Ma will be working on a major historiography-bibliographic project here and giving several talks. To learn more, please see our Visiting Scholars page here.


The Centre also welcomes two new post-doctoral fellows, Dr. Igor Iwo Chabrowski (PhD EUI), a historian working on the social institution of opera in Sichuan, and Dr. Aurore Dumont (PhD EPHE), an anthropologist specialising in Tungusic societies. Dr. Chabrowski and Dr. Dumont have joined us as part of the Vice Chancellor's One-off Discretionary Fund-supported Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society in the 20th century Initiative that is being pursued in collaboration with the CUHK-SYSU Centre for Historical Anthropology and Oxford University. To learn more, please see our Research Staff page here.




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